GRB Science with ISS-Lobster

Author: Judith Racusin

Abstract: In the coming decade, wide-field X-ray telescopes, such as ISS-Lobster, will be needed for localization of electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave sources detected by Advanced LIGO/VIRGO, as well as observations of other X-ray transients including hundreds of short and long GRBs. In this poster, we will describe both the soft X-ray and gamma-ray instruments aboard ISS-Lobster, the advantages of the ISS platform, and summarize the GRB science goals. ISS-Lobster is currently under review by NASA, as a new science payload aboard the International Space Station, and if selected, is projected to be operational in 2017.